Hayley Gabrielle

Warrandyte, Victoria

Storyteller, author

The path to becoming a published author is notoriously difficult, and Hayley has made sacrifices to tell the stories she loves. After producing a plethora of stories and poems over the years, her first book in the three-part Essence series has attracted a strong following of young adult readers. Her success is all down to her own efforts, with Hayley single-handedly organising the formatting, cover, printing, distribution, publication and online promotion. Hayley is using her grant to concentrate on book three in the series.